MANILA - Businesswoman Janet Napoles sought an executive session with the members of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.
The committee headed by Senator TG Guingona suspended the hearing a second time within an hour into the proceedings after Napoles sought an executive session.
Asked for her reason, Napoles said, “dahil po sa sensitivity [ng issue].”
The actions of Napoles, the alleged whistleblower, shocked some political analysts who said they did not see it coming.
Political analyst Edmund Tayao said “it’s a good move” since it could mean she will tell all.
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano agreed, but said anything that goes on in executive sessions will still come out in the public. He said, however, that the public may feel that the information will already become tainted.
Guingona said he cannot agree to Napoles' request because the hearing does not involve national security. He instead urged Napoles to tell the truth.